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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Deleteing Files from repository

From: Dominic Raferd
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Deleteing Files from repository
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:59:25 +0000
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Hello Stephen

Of course you do realise (now!) that you must never delete stuff from an active repository by using rm...

Assuming you still have, somewhere else, the directory that you deleted from your repository, I would suggest that you copy this back into the repository, then run rdiff-backup with --check-destination-dir. It might work it might not. If you haven't got this file anywhere then you could carry on using rdiff-backup and ignore these error messages. I think/hope that rdiff-backup will carry on working fine with the rest of the data in the repository.


On 22/12/2014 06:43, Stephen Butler wrote:
Hi all,

I recently deleted a folder from my rdiff-backup repository using

$ rm -rf foldername

Running rdiff-backup after having done this generates following error.

A regular file was indicated by the metadata, but could not be
constructed from existing increments because last increment had type
None.  Instead of the actual file's data, an empty length file will be
created.  This error is probably caused by data loss in the
rdiff-backup destination directory, or a bug in rdiff-backup
Warning: Could not restore file Music/music_27.mp3!

There are many other similar warnings being displayed, this is just an example.

Any suggestions on how I clean this up ?


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